This Filipino American Life is a podcast that explores the nuanced experiences of Filipinos in the United States, atbp.
Episode 134 – Philippine Archaeology and the Ifugao Rice Terraces with Stephen Acabado (Social Distance Series)
Did you know that the Banaue Rice Terraces are actually only approximately 200-300 years old hundred years old, and not 2,000 years old as many people believe? Did you know that the “Wave Migrations” theory of the people-ing of the Philippines has no archaeological basis and is fundamentally racist? Some of these Philippine nationalist narratives...
Episode 133 – TFAL Sweet Talks: Filipino Desserts with Ginger Lim Dimapasok of Café 86 (Social Distance Series)
Filipinos are notorious for their sweet tooth. We put sugar in almost all of our dishes. So much so our spaghetti would be a dessert in Italy. And of course, who can forget our traditional desserts? Bibingka, turon, halo halo, Cebu torta, tupig, p**o bumbong, ginataan, buko pie…the list goes on and on. In almost...
Episode 132 – Bumoto Kami: Filipino American Electoral Politics (Social Distance Series)
Election season in the US has come and not quite gone, and regardless of who you voted for (and how you feel about the results), a noteworthy aspect of this year’s Elections were the sheer number of Filipino Americans running for office throughout the country. From Hawaii to Virginia, California to Georgia, and even Utah...
Episode 131 – Who Ordered Tax? TFAL Talks Pinoy Humor (Social Distance Series)
Filipino humor. You know what it is. Super corny one-liners your mom or dad, aunt and uncle might have said. It may be a play on words. May include using an accent. On Filipino TV shows, it may include a high-pitched, solo laugh track. Some Filipino Americans might find it hilarious. Some may not. Non-Filipinos...
Episode 130 – Dance Dance Revelations: Filipinos and Hip Hop Dance with J. Lorenzo Perillo (Social Distance Series)
Dance off! Dance crews and line dancers, dance fanatics, and dance contest watchers – gather around for another episode of TFAL as we discuss hip hop dancing and Filipinos’ proclivity towards the art form. We reminisce about our abilities (or inabilities) to follow a dance routine, our love for dancing, and of course, Pilipino Cultural...
Episode 129 – Digging up the Truth: The Celine Archive with Celine Parreñas Shimizu (Social Distance Series)
In 1932, Celine Navarro, a young Filipina American, was buried alive and murdered by other Filipinos just outside of Stockton, California. The murder of Navarro caught national media attention, sensationalizing the crime and painting Filipinos as savage members of primitive cults. Though mostly forgotten now, this horrific incident reverberated through the Filipino American community during...
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💜💜 Loved Cafe 86. I am an ube lover addict. I will be catching up on all of your podcast. If it wasn’t for ate Ginger fb post I would not know about this podcast. Looks like a great podcast filipino edition american life.
I love leche flan, all cafe 86 pastries specially their ube truffles and ube leche flan cupcake and their halo halo. I also love ubae from Hawaii as well. I also love sansrival, maja blanca, suman, and ube halaya.
Nakakatawa kayo!!! Congrats!!
Great Show 👍🏾
Great show that has nice hosts, interesting topics and amazing guests. Keep up the great work.
The most relatable podcast I’ve listen too
Keeping reppin the culture y’all 🇵🇭💯